• Pieter Anton Overgoor
  • Yu-Chun Li
4. term, Service Systems Design, Master (Master Programme)
This thesis examines how service design tools can support the process of prototyping a personalized service.
The research was done in the context of car-sharing, where a case study, in collaboration with Volvo Cars, was used to explore several prototyping methods. The case resulted in a recommendation for a new personalized car-sharing service for Volvo.
Through the case study, several prototyping methods were examined in a practical context of an industry relevant challenge. Four iterations of prototyping helped to find out the advantages and disadvantages of certain methods when designing for a personalized service.
This study reveals that prototyping personalized services can best be done by using direct-experience prototypes, as they showed to have the highest potential when testing the added value of personalization. It also shows that personalizing a prototype itself adds great value to a user test, but extra time and effort needs to be invested when building and testing such prototypes. Another conclusion is that it is important to test a whole service journey when testing a personalized service, instead of isolating a single touchpoint.
LanguageEnglish
Publication date28 May 2019
Number of pages123
External collaboratorVolvo User Experience Competence Center
Jesper Nolhage jesper.nolhage@volvocars.com
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